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Amnesty International USA Written Testimony on Human Rights in Turkey for Feb. 16 Helsinki Commission Briefing

On February 16, 2022, Amnesty International USA's Turkey Advocacy Specialist Deniz Yuksel addressed members of the U.S. Helsinki Commission during a briefing on "Conflict of Interest? Foreign Policy and Human…

February 17, 2022
TOPSHOT - Turkish anti-riot police officers try to disperse a rally marking the International Women's Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2019. - Istanbul police fired tear gas at thousands of women who took to the city's central avenue on International Women's Day on March 8 in defiance of a protest ban to demand greater rights and denounce violence. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)


Yemen: US-made weapon used in air strike that killed scores in escalation of Saudi-led coalition attacks

The Saudi-led coalition used a precision-guided munition made in the United States in last week’s air strike on a detention center in Sa’adah, north-western Yemen, which, according to Doctors without…

January 26, 2022
Yemenis search for survivors following a reported Saudi-led airstrike on a prison in the Huthi stronghold of Sa’adah in northern Yemen, on January 21, 2022. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – January 2022 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured Domestic Updates International Updates JANUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER Featured: War Crimes and Civilian Harm in Afghanistan People walk past the ruins of…

In this photograph taken on November 16, 2021, people walk past the ruins of destroyed houses in Arzo village on the outskirts of Ghazni. - Rural areas such as Arzo bore the brunt of the two-decade conflict that saw Taliban insurgents face US, NATO and Afghan forces, with civilian casualties inflicted by both sides. - TO GO WITH: Afghanistan-Conflict-Poverty, SCENE by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Afghanistan-Conflict-Poverty, SCENE by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)


Joint Letter: Congress Must Block Biden Administration’s Wrongful $650 Million Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia or Risk Fueling Further U.S. Complicity in Rights Violations and Yemeni Civilian Suffering

In a joint letter released today signed by 50 international, Yemeni-led, and U.S. human rights and advocacy organizations, Amnesty International USA and other signatories are calling on Congress to block…

November 29, 2021
Residential building destroyed by an airstrike by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on 25 August in Faj Attan, Sana’a, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more. This photo was taken on 25 August. On 25 August, an air strike by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition hit a cluster of houses in Sana’a, severely damaging three of them, and killing seven children including all five of Buthaina’s brothers and sisters. The bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen's capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more - including five-year-old Buthaina who lost her entire family in the attack - was made in the USA.


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – November 2021 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured Legislative Updates U.S. Asylum Updates International Updates NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER Featured: Human Rights Crisis in Afghanistan Members and supporters of NY’s…

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